Simone Felice has been many things -- songwriter, drummer and vocalist of The Felice Brothers, founder of The Duke and the King for starters -- but with his self-titled debut album due April 3, he can now officially add "solo artist" to his bio. Mumford and Sons' Ben Lovett helped out with the largely self-produced album, a collection of tracks with a "ghostly and gospel-like feel", according to the press release -- and you can sense that atmosphere on the austere and rustic lead single "New York Times" (acoustic video after the jump). Members of Mumford and Sons and The Felice Brothers guest on the project.
Simone Felice - "New York Times" (from Simone Felice)
The Duke & the King - "If You Ever Get Famous" (from The Duke & The King)